Prayer rally planned for Orange Mound community after 2 killed in overnight shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people are dead after a shooting overnight in Orange Mound, Memphis police say.

A group is the area is crying out for the violence to end.

Investigators said they found the bodies of the victims in a crash car at the intersection of Lamar and Airways around 1:30 a.m.

The intersection was shut down for seven hours while police searched for clues.

No suspect information has been released.

Now, residents in the area working to bring peace to the area.

Some have been working for years to keep violence and crime away from Orange Mound.

Esther Cook, with Guns Down Orange Mound, said the community is close-knit.

“When one is hurt, the other is hurt,” she said.

Cook fought back tears when she told FOX13′s Jeremy Pierre that she’s tired of the violence and ready for it to end.

“I’m begging y’all right now, we got to come together,” she said. “We got to show more love and we got to hold onto these babies. We got to.”

FOX13′s Jeremy Pierre counted over 30 evidence markers at the scene pinpointing shell casings from bullets.

“I don’t think they understand when you kill that one person, it’s not just that one person that you have killed,” Cook said. “You’ve killed a whole family.”

Cook said she hopes a prayer rally she’s planned for the weekend will help someone come forward with information to help police. She said she also hopes it will bring healing to Orange Mound.

“I’m calling on all our prayer warriors to come out and walk with us and let the community walk know enough is enough,” she said.

The prayer march will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Orange Mound Park.